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The Big 10 and the world food system – who controls what we eat?

Renato Guimaraes

Who really controls the food you, me, us, our children, everyone eat every day? Certainly not the farmers. Between the 7 billion food consumers and the 1.5 billion farmers around the world there is a concentrated chain of 500 companies (retailers, food and beverage companies, traders, and processors) that actually controls about 70% of all of our food choices. On top of this pyramid are the so-called “Big 10″.

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